Starving Hearts

September 6th, 2016. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Starving Hearts


By Janine Mendenhall

When a chance encounter leads to love, can Annette and Peter overcome the odds or will they be forever separated?

Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .

Mr. Peter Adsley is joining the clergy, and he desires a godly wife by his side. After a failed attempt to obtain one, he engages in a clandestine meeting with the bewitching young woman who keeps crossing his path. But she is so unsettling.

Destined for disappointments, Peter and Annette both endure disgraceful situations. Will Peter’s faith sustain him through overwhelming setbacks? Can Annette overcome her doubts? Or will their starving hearts yield to the machinations of a mad man?


Three starving hearts (one is also a cruel nut job). After being assaulted Annette spent years dealing with nightmares. Now her mother is trying to force her into an arranged marriage to the very man who assaulted her.

Peter planned to ask his lady love to marry him, but his brother beat him to the punch. His plans to pastor a church with a wife in hand definitely seemed bleak. Would he be accepted as a single pastor?

Then there is the villainous Sir Likebridge. His heart is starved of human decency.

Secrets and undercurrents abound in this book. Sometimes I thought I knew what would probably happen next. I didn’t.

Thank you so much, Ms Mendenhall, for holding my attention so tightly that I didn’t want to lay down this book. I’m looking forward to Book 2 of the Triangular Trade Trilogy, Never Past Hope. By the way, on the last page there’s a little gift for you from the author.

***A special thank you to litfuse who provided a review copy.***


By day, Janine Mendenhall teaches English and is a high school counselor. By night, when normal people are asleep, she writes or watches historical romance movies like Pride and Prejudice and claims that’s “research.” At eight, Janine got hooked on “happily ever after” while watching Beauty and the Beast starring George C. Scott. Visit her here, and you’ll find the exact scene she held in her mind’s eye for thirty-nine years until she recently located it on YouTube.

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